Gold and nickel miner has lifted full year profit by 78 per cent to $28.7 million on higher spot prices for nickel.
The figure was $600,000 more than the company's June forecast.
The result came on revenue of $116.7 million, up 17 per cent on the previous year.
The company announced a fully franked final dividend of three cent cents a share to be paid on September 30, which would bring its full-year dividend to five cents.Independence shares were up nine cents, or 1.68 per cent, to $5.46 at 1.15pm.
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